Luxury fashion group Kering has confirmed it is to end its partnership with the Tomas Maier brand.
All operations at the brand will stop as a result of the move. However, the eponymous designer remains the owner of the Tomas Maier trademark.
In a statement, Kering said: “Kering will end its partnership with the Tomas Maier brand and the activities of the Tomas Maier House will cease. Mr. Tomas Maier remains the owner of the Tomas Maier trademark. The group will do its best, over the next few months, to safeguard employment, in coordination with local unions.”
Earlier this month, Maier left Bottega Veneta after 17 years at the business. He held the position of creative director.